Attractions in Hua Hin
Hua Hin Baan Sillapin Artists’ Village
Thai: หมู่บ้านศิลปินหัวหิน (บ้านศิลลาปิน)
Address: 299/8 3218 Hin Lek Fai, Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
Province: Prachuap Khiri Khan
Region: Western Thailand (six geographical regions system)
Located in the West of Hua Hin, Baan Sillapin, also known as Hua Hin Artist Village, is a small village providing a home to artists from different parts of Thailand. Established in 1997 by Mr. Chumphol Donsakul and Mr. Thawee Kesa-Ngarm, Baan Sillapin is regarded as the national art center and the artists as “Hua Hin Artist Group”. There are not only Art Studios and Exhibition Galleries but also a clay house and drawing house. Artists from different regions of Thailand stay at Baan Sillapin and create and exhibit their art artworks.
Some of their art works include woodcarving, clay sculpture, jewelry and costume designing, antique art decorations, photography, watercolour and oil paintings, and contemporary arts.
There are nineteen artists participating in the creation of an art form unique to each individual. People of all ages and different nationalities come there to see the art exhibitions and join workshops as well. As soon as you enter you will see majestic contemporary art works such as Metal Robots. With soft and smoothing live music playing in the centre, you can enjoy superb art works and create your own in workshops.
Besides the professional artists, Baan Sillapin also has Hua Hin Junior Artists Club. Children of all ages residing in Hua Hin come there to be a part of the creative world. They have their own small workshop where they create artworks as well as exhibit them.